Gaza: An Inquest into its Martyrdom (University of California Press) is Norman Finkelstein *87’s report on the effects of Israeli military operations on the Gaza Strip and its people, more than half of whom are under 18. Though Israel asserts the operations are in self-defense, he argues the country has violated international law and that human-rights organizations have failed Gaza.


Rodgers and Hammerstein created a new kind of show: the serious musical play, whose songs advance the plot and create depth in their characters — breaking ground for the next generation of musicals. In Something Wonderful (Henry Holt), Todd S. Purdum ’82 argues that the two were not just musical writers but cultural icons who dominated post-World War II America.